Iva Belle Wildt, 96, of East Alton, went to be with the Lord at 1:47 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Alton Memorial Hospital.
Born Dec. 15, 1918, in Maquoketa, Iowa, she was the daughter of William Er and Eva Belle (Ward) Atherton.
An active member and volunteer at the 1st United Methodist Church in East Alton, she was a homemaker and volunteered herself for several organizations. She had served as both a Girl Scout and Cub Scout Leader.
She married John B. Wildt Sr., who preceded her in death Sept. 17, 1998.
Surviving are a son, Jack (Kay) Wildt of Star City, Ark.; two daughters, Pamela (Jerry) Linder of East Alton and Millie (Barry) Picker of Kansas City, Mo.; 15 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Dora Couch of Pittsfield.
Preceding in death were her parents; husband; daughter, Pat Kassler; three brothers, Ira, Art and Roy Atherton; and three sisters, Pearl Moore, Ethal Pitchford and Ida Fry.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, at the 1st United Methodist Church in East Alton. The Rev. Bill Pyatt will officiate.
Burial will follow in Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.
Memorials may be given to the 1st United Methodist Church in East Alton.
Marks Mortuary in Wood River is in charge of arrangements.